Day in history for September 4, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The plank road bridge across Rock River is now open for public travel. Our citizens will be glad to learn that the crossing on all the bridges to Camden Mills is now perfectly safe.

1880 -- 125 years ago
City Attorney Corbett will be one of the speakers at the Milan Democratic meeting on Saturday.

1905 -- 100 years ago
J.B. Ingalls, for 8 years manager of the jewelry department for L.S. McCabe And Co., has decided to embark in the jewelry business in Rock Island on his own. He has leased the store room at 1707 2nd Ave.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A caravan of 12 automobiles joined the Moline Association of Commerce good will tour yesterday to the Aledo fair, where more than 100 Moline residents celebrated Moline day.

1955 -- 50 years ago
An old Davenport landmark, the site of the former Kaiserhof Hotel at 214 W. River St., will soon be razed to make room for two parking lots.

1980 -- 25 years ago
No. 11638, a 38-year-old twin-engine C-45 airplane assigned to the Army Armament Material Readiness Command at Rock Island Arsenal, is the oldest aircraft in the active Army. After flying millions of miles, the World War II vintage plane is being retired today.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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